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CUPID WON WHEN HE CHOSE A HOSPITAL FOR HIS
"San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 10.
Earnest H. Cole, a capitalist of
the Philippines, knows that his
leap year wedding will be a Suc
cess. Cole holds that when Fate
shuffles the cards, and Love cuts
them, there are no misdeals.
That's exactly what happened
in Cole's case. Good fortune has
Miss Gertrude Belton.
followed him so far, and he vows
he can't lose.
After eight years of waiting
. and hoping for a "yes" from the
girl he loved the girl who once
refused him he won out in a lo
cal hospital, where the girl, asa
trained nurse, took him when she
found that he was critically ill in
It was back in 1904 that Cole
set out from his California home
to seek his fortune in the Philip
pines. He asked Gertrude Bel
ton, whom he had known since
she was a little girl, to go with
him as his wife, i
says the happy invalid bride
groom now, "but she couldn't see
it quite my way."
Cole fell suddenly ill shortly
after his return to San Francisco
He has received a jocular little
note from Miss Belton, felling
him that she had become a nurse
and reserved the right to care fdr
him should be ever be sick.
When she discovered he was in
San Francisco, she phoried to
him, asking him to call. He told
her he was too ill. She sent a taxi
for him and hustled him to a hos
pital. Ten days after they were
married. .He is now well on the
'I bad her almost persuaded," road to recovery.